The Reconstruction Act put military generals from the North in charge of military districts in the South, it made former confederate states ratify the Fourteenth Amendment and it led to African-American suffrage. The Sou... More »

Reconstruction formally ended in 1876 with the highly controversial Hayes-Tilden election. To secure the presidency after losing the popular vote, Republicans succumbed to Southern Democratic demands to end federal inter... More »

The Reconstruction of the American South ended with the 1876 election cycle. During these disputed elections, Republican Rutherford B. Hayes became president and most of the South became Democratic. More »

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The Reconstruction Acts of 1867 to 1868 created five districts in the seceded states, headed by a military official who had the power to appoint and remove state officials; allowed all freedmen the right to vote; require... More »

Essentially, the Reconstruction Act of 1867 turned the South into a conquered military state, which mainly divided the South into five regions, each governed by a Union general. The act is known by several names, includi... More »

The Compromise of 1876 and the removal of federal troops from the South by order of President Rutherford B. Hayes on May 1, 1877 ended Reconstruction. Reconstruction was the time between 1865 and 1877 when the federal go... More »

The main advantages that the South held during the civil war were the vast ranks of experienced generals and soldiers, along with the benefit of being able to maintain defensive positions. While the North had far more re... More »